As mentioned before, due to the nature of this project and some of the groups and information it encompasses there is a need to get some sort of approval before the project can go into full swing. Therefore, what I have done is created the skeleton for a site using Weebly. This site has allows you to do all sorts of cool stuff and is pretty basic. Along with it I have also relied heavily on Adobe Photoshop Elements to create some of the graphics you will see.
Essentially the reasoning for this pre-emptive skeleton is so that I have something to show and use to explain what I want to do, and also demonstrate the quality of the site I will be creating.The site opens with a large splash image, with the whole "click to begin" kind of ordeal, and then you are brought to the homepage which gives you a brief introduction. from there the site is divided into 4 main sections, and each section tackles a bit of a different subject but still focuses on the theme of Gray Ratsnakes. The overall goal of this site is to not only deliver a form of exhibit to the public but also to demonstrate to people that while the GRS may be an intimidating creature, it is not one that we should be fearful of, and it is indeed a species that has been heavily impacted by the human populous.
The main page features links to social media websites related to the park, as well as the charitable organization "The Friends of Murphys Point Park" who fund the majority of the GRS research. There is a brief description of the site and then below there are links to the 4 categories that the exhibit will explore. The site also has a bar that runs across the top of the page with drop down menus for easy access and so forth. At this point in time the site has NOT been published.